PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wackenhut Corporation, the leading security services provider, announced today that it has been named to Training magazine's Top 125 for 2007 and is a finalist for the top ranking. Wackenhut was named for this prestigious honor the first time up, which is a highly unusual achievement for this tough competition. It's an acknowledgement by experts in the field that Wackenhut's training programs are world-class.
Gary A. Sanders, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Wackenhut Corporation said, "I am very pleased that The Wackenhut Corporation has achieved this most elite ranking among Fortune 500 companies for training and learning development." He went on to say, "The notification reaffirms what we've long known - that our company ranks among the global elite in terms of selection, training, and development of our most important asset, our people!"
Each year the magazine selects its elite list by reviewing quantitative and qualitative scores pertaining to the company's depth and scope of its training techniques, curriculum, strategy and personnel. Dr. Michael E. Goodboe , Wackenhut's Chief Learning Officer, said "This recognition distinguishes G4S Wackenhut in the security industry and signifies that we have some of the best trained personnel serving our customers." Goodboe will accept the prestigious award on behalf of the corporation and its team of training experts when it is presented at a banquet in Atlanta , Georgia in early February.
About the Wackenhut Corporation
The Wackenhut Corporation is the leading provider of security and security-related services in the U.S. With operations across the country, Wackenhut has the expertise and the resources to meet its customers' requirements for quality security, training, consulting and investigative services. Wackenhut is the employer of choice to more than 38,000 men and women, many of whom have proudly served in the military or have had law enforcement careers. Additional information about Wackenhut is available on its Web site at www.wackenhut.com.
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